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A guide to books, media, database, and other resources at Ball State University Libraries for researchers in biology. Access the guide directly by using this URL:


Most physical copies of dictionaries, encyclopedia, and style guides will be found in the Reference Collection on first floor West. This means that, while many circulate for 3 days, some must remain in the library and do not circulate.

Of course, there are many online dictionaries and encyclopedia available through the Libraries as well. You can access them from our Databases page. Just click on the "Databases by Subject" link on the left hand side and then select either "General" or "Reference."

Style & Literature Guides

Dictionaries & Encyclopedia